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This may be my favorite slate of the year! On Saturday we have all of my favorite teams to stack and stack against, those teams being the Atlanta Hawks, the Washington Wizards and the Sacramento Kings. All of the game totals we have are 215 points or greater so game stacking is a great option on Saturday.

Ben Simmons, PG, Philadelphia 76ers

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

35 121.75 30 51.6 20.12 43.85 43.92

DK Salary: $8,300 / FD Salary: $9,500

If the Atlanta Hawks are on the slate, I stack against them, it's just that simple. The Philadelphia 76ers will be visiting Atlanta to take on the Hawks in a game with a massive 235.5 point total and an 8 point spread. I will stack the 76ers many different ways and my favorite point per dollar play point guard is Ben Simmons. He has the best possible matchup as the Hawks rank dead last in terms of DVP vs the point guard position. My favorite thing about Simmons is his minutes floor. He has played 33 or more minutes in every game but three since January 26th. His minutes floor make him a great cash game option but he has the upside to win us large field GPP tournaments. We are projecting him to play 35 minutes and score 43.92 fantasy points, but in this fast pace matchup, he could score 55+ and be one of the top values on the slate.

Jonas Valanciunas, C, Memphis Grizzles

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

40

N/A

3

50.6

24.36

56.17

56.37

DK Salary: $6,800 / FD Salary: $7,800

There are many great centers on this slate but my favorite is Memphis Grizzles center Jonas Valanciunas. The Grizzles will be hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday. This game currently does not have a game total because we are waiting on a lot of injury news, but the game is projected to stay close, as it has a 2.5 point spread. Valanciunas has been given all of the minutes he can handle because of all the injuries the Grizzles are dealing with. He played a season high 40 minutes and scored 64.3 fantasy points. He has always been a player who averaged more than a fantasy point per minute but his coaches never wanted to stretch him out in terms of minutes. I believe Valanciunas will come at lower ownership than expected because people will see that the Timberwolves rank 3rd in terms of DVP vs the center position. I hope this matchup scares people off of him. We are projecting him to score 56.37 fantasy points and at his $7,800 salary that would make him the top play on the slate!

Quinn Cook, PG, Golden State Warriors

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

29

120.75

23

47.3

16.64

26.41

25.30

DK Salary: $3,000 / FD Salary: $3,500

I hope you guys listened to me on Friday about Tyler Dorsey because he 12.7xed his salary! He was a must in your lineups with Conley out. Many people will be going back to him on Saturday but I will not be one of them. Mike Conley sat out due to rest on Friday and I expect him back, so I believe Dorsey will see a massive decrease in minutes. But there is good news! We have another cheap drop score option on FanDuel for Saturday! That player is Golden State Warriors point guard Quinn Cook. Steph Curry will be rested on Saturday most likely meaning that Cook will get the start for the Warriors. This game has a massive 16 point spread so I believe people will try to fade this game as a whole, but I believe Cook's minutes are secure even if this game is a blowout. He has an awesome matchup as the Warriors will be hosting the Dallas Mavericks who rank 23rd against the point guard position in terms of DVP. We are projecting him to 8x his $3,500 salary and score 25.30 fantasy points. This type of production from a minimum priced player is exactly what we are looking for, Cook will be chalky on Saturday, but days like Saturday you just can't fade him!

Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trailblazers

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

32

110

7

45.5

27.69

43.81

42.45

DK Salary: $10,100 / FD Salary: $10,800

We are turning to Portland Trailblazer point guard for the 3rd time this week. His teammate C.J. McCollum has been out the last two games and Damian Lillard has shouldered the scoring load and has scored 60+ fantasy points in both games. He has a solid floor but he is my favorite GPP play. Lillard already has an incredible 27.69 percent usage rate and without McCollum's 24.03 percent usage rate, Lillard's usage has seen a massive increase. He may be lower owned because of his matchup against the Detroit Pistons who rank 7th vs the point guard positon. The Pistons are also in the bottom 5 in terms of pace so Lillard doesn't have the greatest matchup. But the increased usage rate makes him an awesome play. We are projecting him to score 60+ again and he could end up being one of the main contributors in your GPP winning lineups!

Kevin Durant, SF, Golden State Warriors

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

34

120.75

11

41.9

27.11

53.50

52.93

DK Salary: $9,100 / FD Salary: $9,600

One of the more chalky players on the slate will be Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant. We are projecting him to play 34 minutes and score 52.93 fantasy points. Without Curry, Durant will see a huge increase in usage rate. Normally he would be 40 percent owned but the Warriors are hosting the Dallas Mavericks and their game has a 16 point spread. He also doesn't have the greatest matchup as the Mavericks rank 11th in terms of DVP vs the small forward position. Durant doesn't have the greatest matchup and the game is projected to be a blowout, so I wouldn't suggest we put him in our cash games. But we've seen his upside and that is 70+ fantasy points. He is an awesome tournament play today, make sure he is in your player pool.

Tonight is another great night to game stack but remember to be contrarian because a lot of the higher scoring games will be heavily owned. When game stacking try to pivot off one of the high owned players to give yourself that advantage. What game will you be game stacking? Let's win big...together!



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